Sindhu shuttles to finals at Rio on Day 13

PV Sindhu was a force to reckon last evening. As a nation watched with bated breath, Sindhu demolished her opposition, Japanese Nazomi Okuhara and became a finalist for the Women’s Badminton event at Rio Olympics 2016.

Here’s a clip of her winning shot posted by a Twitter user.

Today Sindhu will have to defeat Spanish badminton player Carolina Marin to clinch the gold medal. Tune in at 6:55 pm and watch history being created.

More medal hopes are springing abound. Meet Aditi Ashok, the 18-year old Indian Golfer who is moving into Round 3 today. Aditi will tee off at 7:15 pm India time.

Athletics

Men’s 50km walk 

Sandeep Kumar from India is participating in the event today.

Women’s 20km walk 

Two Indian women are participating in this athletic event, Sapana and Khushbir Kaur.

Wrestling

Men’s freestyle 57 kg 

After Narsingh Yadav’s 4-year ban, India’s wrestling medal hopes have gone for a toss. Present in today’s fight from India is Sandeep Tomar. He will be meeting France’s Zelimkhan Khadjiev in the arena today.

Medals Roundup

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 35 33 32 100
2 Great Britain 22 21 13 56
3 China 20 16 22 58
71 India 0 0   1   1

 

In other news:

  • Usain Bolt created history by winning gold in the 100m and 200m events in 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Usain Bolt takes flight and the gold

Just look at that speed! His competitors are left in the dust as he breezes away to the finish line.

Meanwhile, we will catch you tomorrow to report Sindhu’s medal and more!

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